Village's floral glory praised
A careless motorist slewed into one of the large pots on the central island in Westbury village and smashed it to pieces on the evening of July 8, destroying the bollard and the council’s bicycle. The police have been notified but the Westbury-on-Trym Society (WOTSOC) would like to have any witness statements if anyone was around at the time of the accident.
Hilary Long Chairman of WOTSOC said: “No one has come forward to apologise or offer compensation of course! If you saw anything please contact our website.
"We shall endeavour to replace the pot, together with the other one smashed by another driver two years ago outside Barclays Bank, when the autumn planting is being organised.”
Local businesses contribute to the annual display of hanging baskets and with some sponsored pots.
Hilary said: “On behalf of the Westbury Society and the team of members who deliver the appeal envelopes every year, and Jane Plummer and Rosemary Evitts, who organise the appeal, collect the funds and follow up with orders to Blaise Nurseries, I would like to thank all the Westbury businesses for their contributions to the display with hanging baskets and some sponsored pots.
Special thanks too must go to all the local residents and individual sponsors who faithfully send in cash and cheques every year and whose generous support continues to allow us to mount such a spectacular array of flowers.
“We hope you are all enjoying this year’s designs with the unusual and vibrant colours. Rod Pooley and his team from Blaise nursery have really done us proud this time and the village is lit with a permanent glow of sunshine from the flower pots even on dull days!”